Gin's rising popularity moves Ginposium to larger venue

By Nikkie Sutton

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Interactive: Gin writer and educator David T Smith will host a tasting
Interactive: Gin writer and educator David T Smith will host a tasting
Increased interest in gin and previous sell out events has forced the Gin Guild to move its London-based Ginposium to a bigger event space this year.

The Gin Guild’s fourth annual Ginposium seminar, which will be held on 8 June, is now at RSA House, central London.

Gin Guild director general Nicholas Cook predicted a rosy future​ for the spirit at the beginning of this year (January) thanks to authenticity, heritage and a wide variety of choice from the consumer.

Gin grips and enthuses consumers

He outlined the plan for this year’s gin seminiar and said: “Our previous Ginposium events have sold out, so for 2017 we are holding the event at a much larger venue, RSA House in London.

“The excitement and interest in gin continues to grip and enthuse. Last year in the UK alone more than £1bn of gin was sold and we hope to better that this year.

“New brands continue to arrive on the scene almost weekly to stake their claim while established brands and the early entrants to the current renaissance continue to innovate and develop.”

Well-respected speakers

Speakers include:

  • Martin Riley, The Gin Guild
  • Matthew Pauley, Heriot Watt University
  • Daniel Szor, Cotswolds Distillery
  • Tarquin Leadbetter, Southwestern Distillery and Tarquin’s Gin
  • Joanne Moore, G&J Distillers
  • Sion Edwards, Langley Distillery, Alcohols Limited
  • Olivier Ward, Gin Foundry
  • Michael Clancey, FTE Consulting
  • Sam Carter, Bombay Sapphire
  • Henric Molin, Spirit of Hven Backafallsbyn AB
  • Michael Cruickshank, Xix Bar, Barcelona

Delegates will enjoy a tutored tasting led by gin writer and educator David T Smith as well as a panel discussion chaired by 101 Gins to Try Before You Die​ author Ian Buxton on whether or not gin needs tighter definitions.

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